Journal publications



  • M. Yu, R. Cheng, C. Reimer, L. He, K. Luke, E. Puma, L. Shao, A. Shams-Ansari, X. Ren, H. R. Grant, L. Johansson, M. Zhang, and M. Lončar, “Integrated electro-optic isolator on thin-film lithium niobate,” Nature Photonics 17, 666-671 (2023).


  • L. Shao, S. W. Ding, Y. Ma, Y. Zhang, N. Sinclair, and M. Loncar, “Thermal Modulation of Gigahertz Surface Acoustic Waves on Lithium Niobate,” Physical Review Applied 18 (5), 054078 (2022).
  • M. Yu, D. Barton III, R. Cheng, C. Reimer, P. Kharel, L. He, L. Shao, D. Zhu, Y. Hu, H. R Grant, L. Johansson, Y. Okawachi, A. L Gaeta, M. Zhang, M. Lončar, “Integrated femtosecond pulse generator on thin-film lithium niobate,” Nature 612, 252-258 (2022).
  • D. Zhu, C. Chen, M. Yu, L. Shao, Y. Hu, C. J. Xin, M. Yeh, S. Ghosh, L. He, C. Reimer, N. Sinclair, F. N. C. Wong, M. Zhang, and M. Lončar, “Spectral control of nonclassical light using an integrated thin-film lithium niobate modulator,” Light: Science & Applications 11, 327 (2022).
  • L. Shao, D. Zhu, M. Colangelo, D. H. Lee, N. Sinclair, Y. Hu, P. T. Rakich, K. Lai, K. K. Berggren, and M. Lončar, “Electrical control of surface acoustic waves,” Nature Electronics 5, 348–355 (2022). [full text available]
  • Y. Zhang, L. Shao, J. Yang, Z. Chen, K. Zhang, K.-M. Shum, D. Zhu, C. H. Chan, M. Lončar, and C. Wang, “Systematic investigation of millimeter-wave optic modulation performance in thin-film lithium niobate,” Photonics Research 10, 2380-2387 (2022)
  • X. Guo, L. Shao, L. He, K. Luke, J. Morgan, K. Sun, J. Gao, T.-C. Tzu, Y. Shen, D. Chen, B. Guo, F. Yu, Q. Yu, M. Jafari, M. Lončar, M. Zhang, and A. Beling, “High-performance modified uni-traveling carrier photodiode integrated on thin-film lithium niobate platform”, Photonics Research 10, 1338-1343, (2022).
  • J. Beller, L. Shao. “Acousto-optic modulators integrated on-chip,” Light: Science & Applications 11, 240 (2022). News&Views
  • Y. Hu, M. Yu, B. Buscaino, N. Sinclair, D. Zhu, R. Cheng, A. Shams-Ansari, L. Shao, M. Zhang, J. M. Kahn, and M. Lončar, “High-efficiency and broadband on-chip electro-optic frequency comb generators,” Nature Photonics 16, 679-685 (2022).
  • S. Maity, B. Pingault, G. Joe, M. Chalupnik, D. Assumpção, E. Cornell, L. Shao, and M. Lončar, “Mechanical Control of a Single Nuclear Spin,” Physical Review X 12, 011056 (2022).
  • A. Shams-Ansari, D. Renaud, R. Cheng, L. Shao, L. He, D. Zhu, M. Yu, H. R. Grant, L. Johansson, M. Zhang, and M. Lončar, “Electrically pumped laser transmitter integrated on thin-film lithium niobate,” Optica 9, 408 (2022).


  • Y. Hu, M. Yu, D. Zhu, N. Sinclair, A. Shams-Ansari, L. Shao, J. Holzgrafe, E. Puma, M. Zhang, and M. Lončar, “On-chip electro-optic frequency shifters and beam splitters,” Nature 599, 587-593 (2021).
  • D. Zhu, L. Shao, M. Yu, R. Cheng, B. Desiatov, C. J. Xin, Y. Hu, J. Holzgrafe, S. Ghosh, A. Shams-Ansari, E. Puma, N. Sinclair, C. Reimer, M. Zhang, and M. Lončar, “Integrated photonics on thin-film lithium niobate,” Advances in Optics and Photonics, 13, 242-352 (2021).


  • L. Shao, W. Mao, S. Maity, N. Sinclair, Y. Hu, L. Yang, and M. Lončar, “Nonreciprocal Transmission of Microwave Acoustic Waves in Nonlinear Parity-Time-Symmetric Resonators,” Nature Electronics 3, 267-272 (2020).
  • L. Shao, N. Sinclair, J. Leatham, Y. Hu, M. Yu, T. Turpin, D. Crowe, and M. Loncar, “Integrated microwave acousto-optic frequency shifter on thin-film lithium niobate,” Opt. Express 28, 23728-23738 (2020).
  • S. Maity, L. Shao, S. Bogdanović, S. Meesala, Y.-I. Sohn, N. Sinclair, B. Pingault, M. Chalupnik, C. Chia, L. Zheng, K. Lai, and M. Lončar, “Coherent Acoustic Control of a Single Silicon Vacancy Spin in Diamond,” Nature Communications 11, 193 (2020).
  • L. Zheng, L. Shao, M. Loncar, and K. Lai, “Imaging Acoustic Waves by Microwave Microscopy: Microwave Impedance Microscopy for Visualizing Gigahertz Acoustic Waves,” IEEE Microwave Magazine 21, 60-71 (2020).
  • G. Scuri, T. Andersen, Y. Zhou, D. Wild, J. Sung, R. Gelly, D. Bérubé, H. Heo, L. Shao, A. Joe, A. Valdivia, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, M. Lončar, P. Kim, M. Lukin, H. Park, “Electrically Tunable Valley Dynamics in Twisted WSe2/WSe2 Bilayers” Physical Review Letters 124, 217403 (2020).

2019 and before

  • L. Shao, M. Yu, S. Maity, N. Sinclair, L. Zheng, C. Chia, A. Shams-Ansari, C. Wang, M. Zhang, K. Lai, and M. Loncar, “Microwave-to-optical conversion using lithium niobate thin film acoustic resonators,” Optica 6, 1498-1505 (2019).
  • L. Shao, S. Maity, L. Zheng, L. Wu, A. Shams-Ansari, Y.-I. Sohn, E. Puma, M. N. Gadalla, M. Zhang, C. Wang, E. Hu, K. Lai, and M. Lončar, “Phononic Band Structure Engineering for High-Q Gigahertz Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators on Lithium Niobate,” Physical Review Applied 12, 014022 (2019).
  • B. Machielse, S. Bogdanovic, S. Meesala, S. Gauthier, M. J. Burek, G. Joe, M. Chalupnik, Y. I. Sohn, J. Holzgrafe, R. E. Evans, C. Chia, H. Atikian, M. K. Bhaskar, D. D. Sukachev, L. Shao, S. Maity, M. D. Lukin, and M. Lončar, “Quantum Interference of Electromechanically Stabilized Emitters in Nanophotonic Devices,” Physical Review X 9, 031022 (2019).
  • T. Ren, M. Zhang, C. Wang, L. Shao, C. Reimer, Y. Zhang, O. King, R. Esman, T. Cullen, and M. Loncar, “An Integrated Low-Voltage Broadband Lithium Niobate Phase Modulator”, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 31, 889 (2019).
  • S. D. Subedi, V. V. Fedorov, J. Peppers, D. V. Martyshkin, S. B. Mirov, L. Shao, and M. Loncar, “Laser spectroscopic characterization of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV−) centers in diamond”, Optical Materials Express 9, 2076 (2019).
  • S. Maity, L. Shao, Y.-I. Sohn, S. Meesala, B. Machielse, E. Bielejec, M. Markham, M. Lončar, “Spectral alignment of single-photon emitters in diamond using strain gradient,” Physical Review Applied 10, 024050 (2018).
  • L. Zhang, M. Wei, L. Shao, M. Li, W. Dai, Y. Cui, Z. Li, C. Zhang, and W. Wang, “Enhanced parylene-C fluorescence as a visual marker for neuronal electrophysiology applications,” Lab on a chip 18, 3539 (2018).
  • S. Meesala, Y.-I. Sohn, B. Pingault, L. Shao and H. Atikian, J. Holzgrafe, et al., M. Loncar, “Strain engineering of the silicon-vacancy center in diamond,” Physical Review B 97, 205444 (2018).
  • X. Jiang, L. Shao, S.-X. Zhang, X. Yi, J. Wiersig, L. Wang, Q. Gong, M. Lončar, L. Yang, and Y.-F. Xiao, “Chaos-assisted broadband momentum transformation in optical microresonators,” Science 358, 344-347 (2017).
  • L. Shao, R. Liu, M. Zhang, A. V Shneidman, X. Audier, M. Markham, H. Dhillon, D. J Twitchen, Y.‐F. Xiao, and M. Lončar, “Wide-Field Optical Microscopy of Microwave Fields Using Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamonds,” Advanced Optical Materials 4, 1075-1080 (2016).
  • L. Shao, M. Zhang, M. Markham, A. M. Edmonds, and M Lončar, “Diamond Radio Receiver: Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers as Fluorescent Transducers of Microwave Signals” Physical Review Applied 6, 064008 (2016).
  • L. Shao, M. Zheng, and W. Wang, “Doping electrolyte by charged nanoparticles,” Applied Physics Letters 106, 093105 (2015).
  • Y. Hu, L. Shao, S. Arnold, Y.-C. Liu, C.-Y. Ma, and Y.-F. Xiao, “Mode broadening induced by nanoparticles in an optical whispering-gallery microcavity,” Physical Review A 90, 043847 (2014).
  • L. Shao, X.-F. Jiang, X.-C. Yu, B.-B. Li, W. R. Clements, F. Vollmer, W. Wang, Y.-F. Xiao, and Q. Gong, “Detection of single nanoparticles and Lentiviruses using microcavity resonance broadening,” Advanced Materials 25, 5616-5620 (2013).
  • L. Shao, L. Wang, W. Xiong, X.-F. Jiang, Q.-F. Yang and Y.-F. Xiao, “Ultrahigh-Q, largely deformed microcavities coupled by a free-space laser beam,” Applied Physics Letters 103, 121102 (2013).
  • X.-F. Jiang, Y.-F. Xiao, Q.-F. Yang, L. Shao, W. Clements, and Q. Gong, “Free-space coupled, ultralow-threshold Raman lasing from a silica microcavity,” Applied Physics Letters 103, 101102 (2013).
  • Q.-F. Yang, X.-F. Jiang, Y.-L. Cui, L. Shao, and Y.-F. Xiao, “Dynamical tunneling-assisted coupling of high-Q deformed microcavities using a free-space beam,” Physical Review A 88, 023810 (2013).